Sudan Expects US To Lift Sanctions As Conditions Met, Says State Minister

Last update: 06/10/2017

KHARTOUM, Oct 6 (BERNAMA-NNN-AGENCIES) -- Sudan expects the United States to lift economic sanctions as Khartoum has met all the required conditions, a Sudanese minister said, days before Washington is due to announce a decision.

The US government has said it is deciding whether to lift a raft of penalties imposed first over Khartoum's perceived support of global terrorism, later its violent suppression of rebels in Darfur.

Former US President Barack Obama temporarily eased some of the sanctions that have effectively cut Khartoum off from large parts of the global financial system. Officials said the gesture was meant to recognise Khartoum's moves to end conflicts and its help in the war on terrorism.

In July, US President Donald Trump's administration postponed for three months a decision on whether to remove the restrictions full-time - giving it an Oct 12 deadline to make up its mind.

"Sudan has fulfilled all the necessary conditions relating to the roadmap and the US administration is a witness to that and therefore we expect the sanctions to be lifted," Sudan's State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hamed Momtaz, said.....